* Posts by Krasna Halopti

4 publicly visible posts • joined 26 Aug 2008

Rabid skunks attack US

Krasna Halopti

Rabies = Hydrophobia!

Doesn't rabies lead to hydrophobia - fear of water? It sounds like the critters would be right at home in a drought-parched region.

Eyes on stalks: ancient predator a real monster

Krasna Halopti

An old discovery, well described in existing literature

There's a great, very accessible description of the discovery and analysis of the Burgess Shale fossils in "Wonderful Life: Burgess Shale and the Nature of History " by Stephen Jay Gould. As well as Anomalocaris and Opabinia there are a host of other "alternative designs" which worked perfectly well in their environment, before changes led to a mass extinction.

Microsoft architecture chief: Google Wave 'anti-web'

Krasna Halopti

Wave is like Groove, only perhaps not proprietary

Methinks someone is being more than a little disingenuous. After Ozzie left Lotus, he set up Groove Networks - with a product very similar to Wave, but proprietary and always intended to remain so. It relied on a customised client, used XML over the wire and worked by sending changes (even called the same thing - fairly obviously - deltas) to all connected clients in a session, so you could do collaborative white-boarding and similar things. It was not especially well integrated into the Web and relied on ActiveX. Groove is now, of course, part of Microsoft.

Wave just represents a more recent attempt in the same vein as Groove. It's a lot less anti-web than Groove ever was, and is definitely worth watching.

Beeb to resurrect Reggie Perrin

Krasna Halopti
IT Angle



It was on the Beeb - you're probably thinking of "Rising Damp" which *was* on ITV.